Pierre Janets Clinical Application of Imagery

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An historical overview

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Smucker, Mervin (2012). Pierre Janet’s clinical application of imagery in the 19th century:

Smucker, Mervin (2012). Pierre Janet’s clinical application of imagery in the 19 th century

Application of Imagery: An Historical Overview:

Application of Imagery: An Historical Overview Pierre Janet ( 1880s ) First to use a form of Imagery Rescripting (called ”Imagery Substitution”) with “hysterical” patients in Paris at the Salpetriere suffering from symptoms of post-traumatic stress

Janet’s 3 Stages in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress:

Janet ’ s 3 Stages in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Stage 1 : Stabilization and Symptom Reduction Stage 2 : Modification of Traumatic Memories Stage 3 : Personality Reintegration and Rehabilitation

Janet’s Modification of Traumatic Memories:

Janet ’ s Modification of Traumatic Memories Neutralization of Traumatic Memories Stepwise process of re-experiencing and verbalizing traumatic memories “Imagery Substitution” Changed the content of traumatic imagery by replacing traumatic imagery with neutral or coping imagery, as a means of changing the cognitive interpretation of the traumatic event the patient’s emotional response to the traumatic memory

Summary of Pierre Janet’s 19th century Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress :

Summary of Pierre Janet’s 19 th century Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress van der Hart, Brown, P., & van der Kolk , B. (1989) , Pierre Janet’s treatment of posttraumatic stress. Journal of Traumatic Stress , 2 (4). van der Kolk , & van der Hart, O. (1989). Pierre Janet and the breakdown of adaptation in psychological trauma . American Journal of Psychiatr y, 146 (12), 1530-1540.

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